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Antique Shirvan Marasali prayer rug, Azerbaijan.

Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 26. November 2011 at 15 o'clock

Lot: 120
Marasali Prayer Rug A blue-ground prayer rug from the Shirvan area showing a Marasali design of closely spaced multi-coloured botehs of highly diverse interior drawing as well as a steep mihrab. A wide border area of five stripes; the abstract birds that are typical of the provenance are seen in the white-ground stripe. Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear in the pile.
Origin: East Caucasus, Shirvan region
Dimensions: 158 x 125 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 7,500.00
Literature: BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Caucasian Rugs. London 1978, pl. p. 44